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Florence


Florence in Italy
Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital city of Italy's Tuscany region, and was from 1865 to 1870, the capital of Italy. As of 2006, the city had a population of 366,488.

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Rick Steves Pocket Florence

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-06-05
Paperback (200 pages)

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Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Florence:
  • City walks and tours: Five detailed self-guided walks including a Renaissance walk and tours of the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Bargello, and Duomo Museum
  • Rick's strategic advice on what experiences are worth your time and money
  • What to eat and where to stay: Sample artigianale gelato, chat with locals over a glass of Chianti, and enjoy the Old-World ambience of a Florentine bed and breakfast
  • Day-by-day itineraries to help you prioritize your time
  • A detailed, detachable fold-out map, plus museum and city maps throughout
  • Full-color, portable, and slim for exploring on-the-go
  • Trip-planning practicalities like when to go, how to get around, basic Italian phrases, and more
Lightweight yet packed with valuable insight into Florence's history and culture, Rick Steves Pocket Florence truly is a tour guide in your pocket.

Spending more time in Italy? Try Rick Steves Italy or Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany.

DK Eyewitness Florence and Tuscany (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-02-07
Paperback (256 pages)

DK Eyewitness Florence and Tuscany (Travel Guide)
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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring Florence and Tuscany.

Visit Michelangelo's David at the Galleria dell'Accademia, marvel at Siena's tiger-striped Duomo, or eat and drink your way around the wine villages and estates of Chianti: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Florence and Tuscany with this indispensable travel guide.

Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence & Tuscany:
- Over 35 color maps, plus a large-scale pull-out map of Florence, help you navigate with ease
- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need
- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Florence and Tuscany designed for every interest and budget
- Illustrations and floor plans show in detail the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Siena's Duomo, and more
- Color photographs of Tuscany's rolling hills, medieval towns, iconic architecture, scenic coastline, and more
- Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Florence's city center and Oltrarno, and north, south, east, and west Tuscany, including Pisa, Livorno, Volterra, Lucca, Cortona, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Siena
- Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the region's art and architecture, beautiful landscape, festivals, events, and more
- Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful phrases and travel, visa, and health information

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence & Tuscany is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Florence and Tuscany.

DK Eyewitness: Silver award winner in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards for Guidebook Series 2018.

"No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one." --The Independent

Planning a city break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 Florence & Tuscany.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your journey. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in more than 120 countries.

Lost in Florence: An Insider’s Guide to the Best Places to Eat, Drink and Explore (Curious Travel Guides)

By Nardia Plumridge

Hardie Grant
Released: 2019-03-19
Paperback (232 pages)

Lost in Florence: An Insider’s Guide to the Best Places to Eat, Drink and Explore (Curious Travel Guides)
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Go beyond the facade of the palazzi and take a turn down the cobblestone side streets of Florence to discover vintage stores housing designer names, restaurants offering farm-to-table dishes and boutique hotels in 16th-century buildings. Lost in Florence is a comprehensive guide to the very best places to eat, drink, shop and explore in this magical city.

Author Nardia Plumridge shares not only Florence's highlights, but also unlocks some of its secrets, so in no time you'll be living like a local. Full day itineraries help you navigate the best of the city, and the daytrip section to nearby Siena, Cinque Terre and the Chianti wine region allows you to make the most of your trip. Experience the best of the city and a bit of 'la dolce vita' with Lost in Florence.

Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2017-10-10
Paperback (724 pages)

Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany
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Walk in the footsteps of the Medici, sip aperitivi, and discover the cultural heart of Italy: with Rick Steves on your side, Florence and Tuscany can be yours!

Inside Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany you'll find:

  • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Florence and Tuscany
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo to a 600-year-old perfumery
  • How to connect with local culture: Let a street musician serenade you on the Ponte Vecchio, stroll through a morning market sampling freshly-made pasta, and sip full-bodied wines with Montalcino locals at a corner enoteca
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of wine
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
  • Detailed maps for exploring on the go, including driving tours through the heart of Tuscany and Brunello wine country
  • Useful resources including a packing list, an Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Complete, up-to-date information on Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, and more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany.

Spending less than a week exploring Florence? Try Rick Steves Pocket Florence.

Fodor's Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi and the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Paperback (368 pages)

Fodor s Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi and the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Ready to experience Florence and Tuscany? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Florence & Tuscany travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Florence and Tuscany, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to climb to the top the Duomo in Florence, see original Renaissance art masterpieces in the Uffizi, or sample wine in a Tuscan vineyard, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip.

This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning!

Fodor’s Florence & Tuscany includes:

    ● AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Florence and Tuscany.
    ● SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Tuscan food, the Duomo in Florence, and Renaissance art.
    ● INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.
    ● MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time.
    ● MORE THAN 25 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently.
    ● EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste.
    ● TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; basic Italian phrases; and a calendar of festivals and events.
    ● LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours.
    ● HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels.
    ● SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED FEATURES providing a crash-course on Italian cuisine and who’s who in Renaissance art.
    ● COVERS: The Florence Duomo, Chianti, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Umbria and the Marches, the Galleria degli Uffizi, Southern Tuscany, and more.
    ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

    Planning on visiting the rest of Italy? Check out Fodor’s Essential Italy; Fodor’s the Best of Italy; Fodor’s Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples; and Fodor’s Rome.

The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat Like a Florentine, Revised Edition (Pocket size, 8 walking tours showcasing the best shops, full-color photos)

By Louise Fili

Princeton Architectural Press
Released: 2017-08-01
Paperback (224 pages)

The Cognoscenti s Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat Like a Florentine, Revised Edition (Pocket size, 8 walking tours showcasing the best shops, full-color photos)
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Shop and eat like a Florentine with this newly updated pocket-sized guide to the best of the magnificent Tuscan city known for its art, culture, and cuisine. Celebrated graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili, with connoisseur of all things Lise Apatoff, takes you on eight walks through Florence, discussing more than seventy of the city's most alluring shops—some run by the same families for generations, others offering young entrepreneurs' fresh interpretations of traditional techniques. Discerning travelers will discover rare books and charming hats, vintage Pucci and handmade shoes, cioccolate da bere (drinkable chocolate), colorful buttons, and bolts of rich silk fabric in this enchanting introduction to makers and purveyors of cloths, home decor, accessories, specialty foods, and much more. For each shop, there is a full-color photo, description of specialties, and information on location and hours of operation.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Florence and Tuscany (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-08-21
Paperback (128 pages)

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Florence and Tuscany (Pocket Travel Guide)
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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany covers all the region's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Florence and Tuscany will lead you straight to the best attractions the region has to offer, whether you want to see artistic masterpieces like the Duomo and Michelangelo's David, or experience the local wines and fresh olive oils.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Florence and Tuscany.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the region's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Moon Rome, Florence & Venice (Travel Guide)

By Alexei J. Cohen

Moon Travel
Released: 2019-04-16
Paperback (375 pages)

Moon Rome, Florence & Venice (Travel Guide)
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Experience world-famous art, stroll romantic streets, and savor the flavors of Italy's top cities. Inside Moon Rome, Florence & Venice you'll find:
  • Flexible itineraries for 1 to 5 days in Rome, Florence, and Venice that can be combined into a longer trip, including side trips to Assisi, Siena, Pisa, and Lucca
  • Strategic advice for foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and more
  • Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Cycle the Borghese park on a sunny day, learn classic Italian recipes in a cooking class, and admire masterworks by Bernini, Botticelli, and Caravaggio. Hike to sprawling hilltop views of Florence, meander through historic museums, or catch the Gregorian chants being sung at the Duomo on a Sunday morning. Stroll through Venice's fish markets, rent a kayak and explore the winding canals, and bask in the afternoon sun as you sip wine on a piazza
  • Honest advice on where to stay, how to get around, and where to find the best regional cuisine, from pizza al taglio in Rome to gelato in Florence and fritto misto in Venice
  • Local perspective from American-turned-Roman Alexei Cohen on his adopted home country
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of each city
  • Handy tools such as visa information, an Italian phrasebook, and tips for traveling with children or as a senior
Experience la dolce vita your way with Moon's practical tips and local insight.

Exploring more of Italy? Try Moon Milan & the Italian Lakes or Moon Amalfi Coast.

Rick Steves Italy 2019

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-09-18
Paperback (1242 pages)

Rick Steves Italy 2019
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From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Italy 2019 you'll find:
  • Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Italy
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato
  • How to connect with local culture: Walk in Caesar's footsteps of through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calcio, to locals)
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
  • Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place
  • Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go
  • Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Annually updated information on Venice, Padua, The Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Italy 2019.

Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Italy. Want to explore off-the-beaten-path Italy instead? Pick up Rick Steves Sicily.

Fodor's Florence 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
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Fodor s Florence 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Updated for 2018. Compact and affordable, Fodor's Florence's 25 Best is a great travel companion for travelers who want a light, easy-to-pack guidebook to one of Europe's most exciting cities.

  • DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Florence's 25 Best offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit, providing great places to shop, eat, sleep, and drink for every budget.
  • PULLOUT MAP: A handy, weather-resistant pullout city map provides essential information.
  • GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND MAPS: Full-color pictures and full-size street maps cover the best Florence has to offer, all in an easy-to-use package.
  • INDISPENSIBLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Save time and space by having Florence's top 25 sights and experiences in one convenient guidebook. Neighborhood walks show off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas. Plan excursions outside the city with the Farther Afield section.
  • PRACTICAL TIPS AND PHRASES: Travel like a local with our Need to Know section, filled with useful travel tips and essential Italian phrases.
  • COVERS: Bargello, Cappelle Medicee, Duomo, Fiesole, Galleria dell'Accademia, Galleria degli Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella.
  • ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.


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